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will emphasize the major themes of president obama's reselection campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the de
on the dollar. president obama, the first bill he signed was the lily ledbetter fair pay act to make sure women no longer are going to earn 78 cents on the dollar. it makes a difference because these economic issues fundamentally affect every american family and equal pay is fundamental for that. >> ifill: yet so often when we talk about women's issues we're talking about reproductive and health issues. i wonder, attorney general harris, whether the todd akin comments about "legitimate rape" and the debate about that in the republican party, that in some ways was a god send to democrats even though it took your eye off of the economy as an issue >> well, you know, i'm a career prosecutor so the idea that someone would refer to a "legitimate rape" is quite offensive. if not shocking. and i think it highlight what is we need still to do to educate people about crimes against women in violence and the need to take it seriously and that we encourage victims to come forward. often women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are reluctant to come forward because they are concerned t
. >> i'm gwenifell. president obama's economic record takes center stage with immigration, education and reproductive rights. we will hea voices from c.e.o.sd auto workers to president of planned parenthood. the most anticipated speech will be former president clinton who will nominate barak obama for a second term. our coverage goes beyond the skybox you with check out our coverage of the activities inside and outside the hall. >> down to the convention floor and to ray. >> part of the argument or the coupter argument the democrats are making to the republican convention in tampa has to do with filling out the president's recordment and here speaking for him in the coming minutes will be the democratic leader in the house of representative, nancy pelosi, and two members of president obama's cabinet. secretary of education arne duncan and secretary of agriculture and former iowa governor, tom vilsack. we will hear from north carolina luminaries the longest serving governor jim hunt and the former mayor of charlotte harvey b. gantt and leading later to the anticipated speeches from ma
to restore confidence in the u.s. economy. stocks are at their highest point since president obama took office. still, many americans are asking themselves if they're better off now than they were four years ago. investors are looking at their financial statements as a guide. but as erika miller explains, that doesn't necessarily mean americans are feeling better about their economic situation. >> reporter: four years ago, the financial crisis was getting worse and the global economy falling off a cliff. so it's no wonder many americans are feeling better about their financial situation now versus four years ago. >> i'm better off right now than i was four years ago by a long shot. >> i feel more comfortable, because i'm older, i have more of a vision of what i want for my future. >> reporter: but others say they're worse off, especially those living paycheck to paycheck or out of work. >> three years ago, i had a job. i've been disemployed for a year now. >> reporter: and plenty of other americans aren't exactly sure where they stand. >> i don't know if i have a lot to base it on; i'm
convention. and president obama is hoping a lot of voters say "yes". for small businesses the answer is both "yes" and "no". job cuts led some entrepreneurs to open their own businesses. but, some firms say the last four years have been harder for them. diane eastabrook has more. >> reporter: matt kollar spends much of his days stocking shelves at his hardware store in chicago's lincoln square neighborhood. kollar got the idea to open the store four years ago. and even though he had a solid business record as a theater set builder, it took kollar two years to get a loan. >> i went to 12 different banks. i went to all the local banks. i had three banks fail on me after approving the loan. >> reporter: across the u.s. many small businesses say the past few years have been among their toughest. >> we've done well, but our profits have shrunk and gotten eaten up by a lot of other things: insurance, taxes, and other things, rent, etc. >> reporter: the national federation of independent business says in 2009 its small business optimism index declined to its lowest level in 30 years. while the inde
a president like barack obama who understands that cities really do drive our economy, has allowed us to get a much greater share and distribution of resources. seats a matter to our bottom line. every single mayor that is sitting here right now has a budget that is stronger because of the direct support of this administration. it makes a huge difference. >> woodruff: how do you answer that question? >> i agree. i've said many times eye get asked the question a lot because i've been on the campaign trail for the president. and i'll tell you, i tell people, it matters who is in the white house and what majority is in the congress. we've got 600 million dollars in our funding from the federal government under this administration. we got more money for foreclosured homes than virtually any city in the united states of america. we were able to get a $546 million loan. this was this president and, again with the majority, the democratic majority, and then we got bipartisan support for america fast forward which i've talked to you about in the past, the surface transportation bill. all of this hap
. >> tom: about 70% of hispanic voters favor president obama in the upcoming election according to the latest gallup poll. but experts say getting them to cast votes could be tricky. many hispanic businesses say they're disappointed by obama's handling of the economy, healthcare and immigration. diane eastabrook has more. >> reporter: alfonso silva's biscuits and cookies have been making mouths water in chicago's pilsen neighborhood for three decades. but in recent years he's seen a drop off in customers. >> sometimes it's okay, but sometimes it's very bad because of the economy. >> reporter: boarded up storefronts throughout pilsen reflect the toll the sour economy has taken on hispanic businesses in chicago and across the nation. unemployment is part of the problem. in august the jobless rate among hispanics was 10.2%. almost 2% points higher than the overall rate. >> because of the level of unemployment people are not spending as they were in previous years and that certainly is going to hurt a business that deals directly with consumers. >> reporter: deportation is another p
between the white house and china over trade. the obama administration complains about new trade abuses on auto exports, china fires back on unfair trade practices by the u.s. from stocks to oil and gold prices, we get the outlook for what to expect between now and the end of the year. and a birthday for "occupy wall street". while protests and arrests mark the movement's first anniversary, a look at what it's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry
aside, and no entity. obama is ahead. all the polls in the key states, the battleground states, obama has a lead as well. the markets discounted an obama win, and as a result, this bullish for risk, and for oil as well. >> how high do you continuing crude could go? >> i think $96, $97. not because of an obama victory, but because of bifurcation economically around the world. oi. the split side, what happen fist we can have a romney victory. >> i think oil rallies in either case. if romney wins, it rallies more, because romney victory is risk conducive which would send oil higher. >> ho how big is the uncertaint? >> much less than a few months ago. the morkt has begun to sdounlt an obama victory. not because of political uncertainty, but more because of economic certains. >> once we get beyond the election, what will be the driver for crude? >> economic growth, hands down. fi. we look at the crude contracts >> one of the benefits of trading crew, is you can trade it on the front months and also the supply and demand five, six, sen, eight years down the road. if you look at crude now, 1
the strike is testing reforms endorsed by the obama administration. >> reporter: chicago public school teachers pounded the pavement all day before the city's board of education headquarters. most wouldn't talk about their contract dispute with the city, but one supportive spouse did. >> they deserve whatever they need to teach our children. it's just pretty sad that it has to get to this extent. >> reporter: while wages and benefits are an issue with the nearly 30,000 educators-- an even bigger one concerns how mayor rahm emmanuel wants to evaluate them. the mayor is backing an obama administration policy that evaluates instructors based on student test scores. the teachers argue the broader community and families also influence learning. labor expert robert bruno says the teachers see current plan as an attack on public education. >> so from their perspective they're not just bargaining some narrow bread and butter issues, but they're looking at the collective bargaining process as a way to truly transform in a dramatic way what public education can and should be. >> reporter: mayor
with the elephant in the room being the affordable care act, the so-called obama care. this data comes in as this act continues to take effect as well as take shape. among the goals is to bend the cost curve, but at least initially seems like that cost curve is getting steeper. >> i think one of the things to keein mind is thatthe affordable care act, most of the provisions come into play in 2014. >> tom: so lots of years to go there. we do have to note that you're talking to us despite the fact you're feeling under the weather yourself so, we'll let you go see the doctor tonight. david newman works the health care cost institute. >> tom: all this week, we've been looking at the view of the presidential election, from the trading pits. tonight "politics and the pits" takes us to gold. here's erika miller with trader anthony neglia. >> what happened to the price of gold if obama is reelected. >> if obama remains in office i believe a throft same policys will be put in place, interest rates will remain low until 2016, and i meef that the quantitative easing is going to have to play a lar
billion in higher revenue if president obama is reelected. but if romney takes the white house, he'll like raise taxes somewhere in the range of $250 billion. the rest would come from spending cuts. more from cuts in health care and entitlements under romney. more from defense under president obama. add it all up, and the size is somewhere around two or three trillion dollars. the goal of the package is clear. >> all three of the major ratings agencies have said that if congress doesn't pass significant deficit reduction-- enough to make debt to g.d.p.-- put is on a sustainable path within a reasonable period of time, that they'll all downgrade. and i think that's going to become the bogey. >> darren: a $2 trillion or $3 trillion deficit reduction package would be a sizeable step towards stabilizing our debt. but not everyone thinks such an outcome is likely. >> i don't see how the politics of this has changed very much. i don't see more people suddenly willing to change on anything. the election is polarization, hyper partisan, and not really providing the kind of forum you need for an ho
underway in charlotte, north carolina. first lady, michelle obama takes center stage with the prime time speech expected to focus on the personal side of president obama, but likely will be an economic message as well. the president has been focusoth middle class in recent campaign appearances looking forward to the convention speech on thursday night, and stay focused. >> the former chairman of the white house council of economic advisers joins us from the convention. austan welcome back to nbr. are americans better off now than four years ago? now do you answer that? >> on average yes. >> in 200 noox*ib, it was january but one of the first economic months in this country. we lost 800,000 jobs, and the stock market collapsed a net worth of something like 40%. so i think we're a long, long way that from, and anybody who thinks that they would like to trade places with last month versus january, 2009, but likely asleep then. >> we asked are they as good today as they thought they would be four years ago'd: perhaps there's a more difficult question for the administration, isn't it? >> if y
to build that into our model and say that's not going to change. so if obama gets elected they stay in. if romeny gets elected which he won't then he can't necessarily change it so let's just build that those tax cuts are gonna expire at the end of the year period. the one thing that i can tell you that is very troublesome to me as i look at prices, as i look across as i look at hog prices priced for next summer, i look at cattle prices, i look at grain prices and that is that why is it that we ignore the food and energy component of cpi? so, i could be ben bernanke's speech writer because he says the same thing every time he goes in front of the senate is we don't see any particular problem with inflation. really, we don't corn prices just nearly double in three months. so, how is it there is no inflation? >> reporter: do you get any sense that the ethanol mandate is going to change under either administration under obama or if romney would get elected? >> well is sure seems like the word ethanol has turned into a pejorative and it's not exactly the most positive topic. i just don't k
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